2020 Elections

PM Netanyahu to meet with Likud MKs ahead of government's swearing-in

PM Netanyahu to meet with Likud MKs ahead of government's swearing-in

PM Netanyahu meets with Likud MKs in attempt to finalize government appointments ahead of Sunday's swearing-in ceremony.Hezki Baruch, 5/16/2020, 9:57 PM
Miki Zohar: 'Agriculture and Religious Affairs help Religious Zionism most'

Miki Zohar: 'Agriculture and Religious Affairs help Religious Zionism most'

Likud's MK Zohar says PM Netanyahu didn't 'throw out' Religious Zionism, insists internal disagreements caused Yamina to choose opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 2:20 PM
How will the center-left bloc divide their portfolios?

How will the center-left bloc divide their portfolios?

New report details how Blue & White likely to divide portfolios - and a Blue & White MK may be the first-ever female Ethiopian minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 9:31 AM
Ofer Shelah: 'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

Ofer Shelah: 'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

Yesh Atid-Telem MK Ofer Shelah slams incoming government, says Blue and White 'compromised on every value and principle' to join government103FM, 5/13/2020, 12:42 AM
Bennett to PM Netanyahu: 'You don't really want us'

Bennett to PM Netanyahu: 'You don't really want us'

Negotiations between DM Bennett and PM Netanyahu explode after Netanyahu refuses 'to offer anything new.' Netanyahu: 'We won't budge.'Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2020, 12:08 PM
Poll: Israelis believe PM Netanyahu snubbed Yamina for personal reasons

Poll: Israelis believe PM Netanyahu snubbed Yamina for personal reasons

New poll shows majority of Israelis, half of right-wing voters, believe PM Netanyahu's behavior towards Yamina due to personal reasons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 12:41 PM
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Transportation Min. Smotrich explains why his party didn't join coalition, denies claims that internal disagreements led to refusal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 11:04 AM
Yamina sources: 'Netanyahu is kicking us out'

Yamina sources: 'Netanyahu is kicking us out'

Yamina rejects offer to head Knesset committee as Likud hopes party will issue final decision on joining coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2020, 10:51 PM
Yamina official: 'Netanyahu wants us outside the government'

Yamina official: 'Netanyahu wants us outside the government'

Source in Yamina says party demands are to 'balance out the leftism' inherent in unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2020, 8:32 AM
Likud refuses Yamina seat on Judicial Selection Committee

Likud refuses Yamina seat on Judicial Selection Committee

Likud may offer Yamina additional portfolio, but not seat on Judicial Selection Committee, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2020, 11:12 AM
Protesters rally in Israel against Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

Protesters rally in Israel against Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

In Tel Aviv, 1,500 hold socially-distant gathering to protest unity government.AFP, 5/3/2020, 12:14 AM
Likud, Blue and White, press Supreme Court to reject anti-Netanyahu petition

Likud, Blue and White, press Supreme Court to reject anti-Netanyahu petition

Likud, Blue and White, demand Supreme Court reject petition opposing unity government and PM Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2020, 2:57 PM
Lapid to Blue and White: 'You've crawled into Netanyau's fifth government'

Lapid to Blue and White: 'You've crawled into Netanyau's fifth government'

Yesh Atid's MK Yair Lapid slams Blue and White for signing an agreement with PM Netanyahu. 'You said he was a con man.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2020, 2:44 PM
Yesh Atid MK: 'Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel tried to foil everything Blue and White did'

Yesh Atid MK: 'Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel tried to foil everything Blue and White did'

Yesh Atid's new chairman, Ofer Shelah, slams MKs Zvi Hauser, Yoaz Hendel, for not being loyal to joint Blue and White list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2020, 11:41 AM
Blue and White: Reinstating Knesset Speaker in exchange for Health Ministry

Blue and White: Reinstating Knesset Speaker in exchange for Health Ministry

Blue and White offers: Yuli Edelstein can return to position as Knesset speaker, if we receive Health Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2020, 9:37 AM
It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

Health Min. Litzman tells PM Netanyahu that he will leave his post after new government is formed.Hezki Baruch, 4/25/2020, 9:59 PM
Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

'We will advance true social policies, rebuild the welfare state,' Labor MKs promise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2020, 11:38 AM
Following coalition deal, status quo to be upheld on religious issues

Following coalition deal, status quo to be upheld on religious issues

Changes to status quo on religious issues won't happen now and will require agreement of all coalition partners, UTJ's MK Yakov Asher says.Michal Levi, 4/22/2020, 3:48 PM
Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Blue and White chairman explains reasoning behind unity government: Better to defeat coronavirus than win on social media.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2020, 12:09 AM
Movement for Quality Government: Disqualify Netanyahu from serving as PM

Movement for Quality Government: Disqualify Netanyahu from serving as PM

In third attempt, leftist movement appeals to Supreme Court, demanding they disqualify Netanyahu from continuing to serve as prime minister.Orly Harari, 4/21/2020, 8:41 AM
Coalition negotiations to resume Sunday amid threats to pass anti-Netanyahu legislation

Coalition negotiations to resume Sunday amid threats to pass anti-Netanyahu legislation

Coalition negotiations between Likud, Blue and White to resume Sunday - one day before lawmakers expected to push anti-Netanyahu legislationArutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 8:50 AM
Bennett to Netanyahu: 'You promised Yamina wouldn't suffer in unity negotiations'

Bennett to Netanyahu: 'You promised Yamina wouldn't suffer in unity negotiations'

DM Naftali Bennett says PM Netanyahu isn't treating his party like partners, will sit in opposition if Netanyahu doesn't keep promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2020, 11:02 AM
President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin informed Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz that he is entrusting the Knesset with the task of forming a governmentArutz Sheva, 4/16/2020, 9:01 AM
Does the political ego come before the health of Israeli citizens?

Does the political ego come before the health of Israeli citizens?

It's our politicians who are slaves to their careers and forget the welfare and health of the nation.Walter Bingham, 4/14/2020, 6:30 PM
Negotiations on Judicial Selection Committee: The last hurdle before a coalition?

Negotiations on Judicial Selection Committee: The last hurdle before a coalition?

Likud insists right-wing have three representatives in committee, while Blue and White insists on representation for opposition as well.Ido Ben Porat, 4/14/2020, 11:24 AM
Netanyahu and Gantz meet for coalition negotiations

Netanyahu and Gantz meet for coalition negotiations

'Significant progress' made in coalition talks between Likud, Blue and White, sides say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2020, 10:42 AM
Left-wingers demonstrate outside home of MK Gabi Ashkenazi

Left-wingers demonstrate outside home of MK Gabi Ashkenazi

Protesters demand Ashkenazi cease negotiations with Netanyahu to form unity government.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/13/2020, 12:14 PM
Netanyahu to insist on sovereignty?

Netanyahu to insist on sovereignty?

Conflicting reports regarding whether PM Netanyahu will compromise on judicial appointments, sovereignty.Hezki Baruch, 4/13/2020, 9:21 AM
Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

Ministers Katz and Levin write letter to President Rivlin protesting his decision to return mandate to Knesset and not give it to Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 3:32 PM
Gantz requests extension for unity government negotiations

Gantz requests extension for unity government negotiations

Knesset Speaker and Blue and White Chairman MK Benny Gantz asks President Rivlin to extend his mandate to form a government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2020, 11:20 PM
Likud and Blue and White to request Rivlin extend deadline for coalition negotiations?

Likud and Blue and White to request Rivlin extend deadline for coalition negotiations?

Likud, Blue and White, may request Pres. Rivlin extend deadline for negotiations by 14 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2020, 2:28 PM
Economy Minister: Do not give up on sovereignty, Judiciary

Economy Minister: Do not give up on sovereignty, Judiciary

Likud MK said Israel's economy would take less time to recuperate thanks to stringent gov't health measures.Nitzan Keidar, 4/8/2020, 5:01 PM
Poll: 65% of Israelis approve of Bennett's management of coronavirus outbreak

Poll: 65% of Israelis approve of Bennett's management of coronavirus outbreak

New poll shows Israelis of all sectors approve of how Defense Min. Bennett is handling coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 1:14 PM
Poll: 42 seats for Likud, 18 for Blue and White

Poll: 42 seats for Likud, 18 for Blue and White

New poll gives right-wing bloc 64 seats, Labor disappears from the political map.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 7:45 AM
PM Netanyahu meets with Blue & White head Gantz, no details released

PM Netanyahu meets with Blue & White head Gantz, no details released

Reports of progress conflict with reports of red lines both parties refuse to crossHezki Baruch, 4/6/2020, 3:58 PM
Blue and White and Labor decide on dialogue to unite factions

Blue and White and Labor decide on dialogue to unite factions

Blue and White, Labor, begin working to unite factions. Ya'alon: 'It's not too late to regret navigational error.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 3:21 PM
'Blue & White using mafia-style threats' against Likud, says MK Miki Zohar

'Blue & White using mafia-style threats' against Likud, says MK Miki Zohar

Reports of ultimatum to Netanyahu: Agree to our proposals or we advance legislation against you.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/6/2020, 2:54 PM
Yamina: Changing system for appointment of judges is 'red line' in coalition negotiations

Yamina: Changing system for appointment of judges is 'red line' in coalition negotiations

Yamina expresses support for Likud's refusal to cave on reigning in judicial activism, says giving up on the issue is 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 1:04 PM
Likud and Blue & White parties exchange final drafts for coalition agreement

Likud and Blue & White parties exchange final drafts for coalition agreement

'Our final offers' - both parties insist they will make no further concessions.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/6/2020, 12:19 PM
MK Yoav Kisch: 'Future generations will not forgive us for backing down on sovereignty'

MK Yoav Kisch: 'Future generations will not forgive us for backing down on sovereignty'

MK Yoav Kisch insists that unity government must commit to applying sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, Jordan ValleyNitsan Keidar, 4/6/2020, 10:11 AM
Senior Gantz adviser: Foreign, Defense, Justice ministries will go to the left

Senior Gantz adviser: Foreign, Defense, Justice ministries will go to the left

Top ministries will go to Blue and White, says one of Gantz's senior advisers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2020, 10:42 PM
Likud source hints: Yamina's threats constitute real danger to sovereignty

Likud source hints: Yamina's threats constitute real danger to sovereignty

Likud source blasts Yamina for insisting on three ministries for its six MKs, says threats place process of applying sovereignty in danger.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2020, 2:01 PM
'We'll only join a coalition if it preserves what's important to us'

'We'll only join a coalition if it preserves what's important to us'

MK Hili Tropper says Blue and White won't join a unity government at any price, but Israel needs emergency government, not new elections.103FM, 4/1/2020, 1:37 PM
Yossi Dagan: Netanyahu promised to apply sovereignty - he must keep his promise

Yossi Dagan: Netanyahu promised to apply sovereignty - he must keep his promise

Head of Samaria Regional Council reminds PM of his campaign promise, which brought out the right-wing vote.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/1/2020, 11:12 AM
Coronavirus, coalition and constitutional crisis

Coronavirus, coalition and constitutional crisis

Canada’s former Ambassador to Israel talks about the coronavirus crisis and how the political mess affects the fight against the virus.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 4/1/2020, 1:38 AM
MK Tamanu-Shata: 'A unity government is what we need now'

MK Tamanu-Shata: 'A unity government is what we need now'

Penina Tamanu-Shata says of her former fellow party members in Yesh Atid: "They're not reading the political map correctly"103 FM, 3/31/2020, 12:46 PM
Ayelet Shaked: 'Netanyahu must keep his promises to the right wing'

Ayelet Shaked: 'Netanyahu must keep his promises to the right wing'

Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: "We didn't enter politics to work for the Histadrut"Shimon Cohen, 3/30/2020, 4:08 PM
Likud may offer Foreign Ministry to Yamina

Likud may offer Foreign Ministry to Yamina

Blue & White apparently not interested in Foreign Ministry, prefers Education portfolio.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/30/2020, 11:19 AM
Disagreements over sovereignty between Likud, Blue and White

Disagreements over sovereignty between Likud, Blue and White

Likud insisting on including sovereignty in new government's principles, but Blue and White opposes move, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2020, 9:06 AM
'Significant achievements' in three-way meeting to discuss unity government

'Significant achievements' in three-way meeting to discuss unity government

Netanyahu, Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi met all night to iron out agreements for unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 7:00 AM
Likud officials critical of Bennett's demands

Likud officials critical of Bennett's demands

Likud officials are said to be critical of Bennett's coalition demands, say he 'doesn't deserve' Defense Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 12:10 AM
Liberman slams emerging coalition, says his party kept its word

Liberman slams emerging coalition, says his party kept its word

Yisrael Beytenu chair lashes out against the unity Netanyahu-Gantz government in the works.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2020, 10:55 PM
Olmert: 'Gantz has no political future - his future is in his past'

Olmert: 'Gantz has no political future - his future is in his past'

Former PM Ehud Olmert says Benny Gantz has 'no political future,' calls PM Netanyahu a 'con man.'103FM, 3/27/2020, 12:21 PM
Ahmad Tibi: 'We'll be a horrible opposition'

Ahmad Tibi: 'We'll be a horrible opposition'

MK Tibi slams MK Gantz for joining coalition: 'Blue and White as formed to provide alternative government, he failed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2020, 8:47 AM
The survey that made Gantz dismantle Blue and White

The survey that made Gantz dismantle Blue and White

The poll that prompted Benny Gantz to dismantle Blue and White presented a clear indication of the leanings of Blue and White voters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 10:47 PM
This is what unity government would look like

This is what unity government would look like

With reports of a unity gov't agreement drawing closer, here's a look at what the probable coalition would look like.Eitan Divinsky, 3/26/2020, 5:07 PM
Three key observations on the Israeli elections

Three key observations on the Israeli elections

Learning from the past and how Oslo became possible, looking at the present with Netanyahu as opposed to Blue and White, and planning for a future with a united Religious Zionism.Rabbi Yaacov Meidan, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion, 3/1/2020, 3:00 AM